Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Hong Kong Tailor Jack


Christian writes in to let us know about the end of Hong Kong Tailor Jack in Greenwich Village.

photo via Hong Kong Tailor Jack's Facebook page

He writes: "There's a note on the front door of Hong Kong Tailor Jack saying that they aren't going to renew their lease and will be closing next month. This place is kind of an institution in the West Village. Jack unexpectedly passed away from cancer last year. His niece and nephew were trying to keep it open in conjunction with the longtime staff. It looks like they've decided to move on."

The note reads, "Our lease is expiring and we will close for good."

photo by Christian

Jack Ko was named Best Tailor in the city by New York magazine in 2007. He opened shop in the 1980s and was well-respected by his many fashionable customers, including Tommy Fazio, men’s fashion director at Bergdorf Goodman, who told New York, “Jack Ko is a master with a suit. He can make anything you want perfectly.”

The shop's last day will be October 21.

photo via Hong Kong Tailor Jack's Facebook page

1 comment:

RMAN said...

A sad loss, I recall Hong Kong Tailor Jack from when I as a kid, but was always too poor to actually use any of their services.
But many memories as I passed the storefront on the way out from the Waverly Diner or coming back from a girl's place in the wee hours of the morning. RIP Jack